Native American Outreach


To fund economic development projects that will provide small business opportunities and empower American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiian entrepreneurs located in disadvantaged and under-served Native American communities nationwide.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 04/02/2020 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Small Business Administration
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
A - Formula Grants; K - Advisory Services and Counseling
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2016 No current data available 1778000
Fiscal Year 2017 No current data available
Fiscal Year 2022 In FY 2022, the SBA provided training and educational outreach through business development workshops and entrepreneurial classes to individual and tribal-owned businesses, providing over 40 Native American entrepreneurial and technical assistance workshops, and 36 virtual sessions attended by new and established firms and business development trainers. This training provided operational and leadership strategies to build capacity, foster growth, and expansion, and ensure the sustainability of Native American community-based businesses nationwide.
Small Business Act, Section 7(j) (15 U.S.C. 636(j)), Public Law 108-447
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Organizations must have experience in effectively training, counseling, developing and measuring small business development in Indian Country, Alaska and Hawaii.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Native American entrepreneurs who are starting their own business or expanding their existing business.
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Award Procedure
On a project by project basis, proposals of eligible applicants are evaluated by a review panel. The SBA/Office of Procurement and Grants Management issues an award to each approved applicant.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Within 120 days from filing deadline.
Additional information available on SBA's website at
On a case by case need basis, as determined by the contracting officer and the program office.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
The projects must provide increased entrepreneurial development opportunities for Native Americans, serve as effective models to address the issue of access to SBA information and resources, and have the potential to become best practices for implementation by other entities around the country. Program initiatives must assist small businesses in Native communities on the basis of need, realizing that not all Native Americans, particularly those in remote areas experiencing severe economic hardship, may be aware of this and other SBA programs. Projects must also include a strong outreach component to ensure that under-served Native American communities have the opportunity to participate in the program.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Additional information available at
See information at
The awardee shall maintain and submit detailed, complete and accurate client activity records to reflect clearly the nature and variety of services provided. Financial records must be kept until 3 years after the completion and submission of the final report.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The performance period varies based upon the accepted proposals. Additional information available on SBA's website at
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Appendix IV of the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance under Small Business Administration.
Headquarters Office
Jackson Brossy
409 3rd Street, SW
6th Floor
Washington, DC, DC 20416 US
Phone: 202-205-6411
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Advisory Services and Counseling) FY 22$800,985.00; FY 23 est $1,000,000.00; FY 24 est $1,000,000.00; FY 17$1,541,000.00; FY 18 est $2,000,000.00; FY 19 est $1,500,000.00; FY 16$1,778,000.00; - (Formula Grants) FY 22$794,656.00; FY 23 est $2,600,000.00; FY 24 est $2,600,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$140,000 to $170,000
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Contact the Small Business Administration for more information. OMB Circulars A-110, A-122, A-21, A-133.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2022 The SBA aids Native American communities that often do not have equitable access to resources through the Native American Affairs Outreach Program. The SBA ensures that American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians can start, grow, and expand their small businesses through business development and expansion tools available through the Agency’s programs.


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